Poche Centre events
On Tuesday 13 August, the Poche Centre had a Smoking Ceremony with Uncle Max. A smoking ceremony is an ancient custom among Aboriginal people that involves burning native plants to produce smoke, which is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits.
Mouth guard fitting with Redfern All Blacks and Souths Cares
Souths Juniors club, the Redfern All Blacks, this week had five grades, ranging from under 6's to under 14's, fitted out with individually moulded mouth guards by Poche Centre clnicians in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of oral care. For the whole story see here
To read the story about the same event from The Daily Telegraph, see here.
Research presentation – April 8, 2013
Professor Glenn Salkeld hosted a research presentation at the University of Sydney's Camperdown campus at the beginning of April.
Professor Salkeld is head of the Sydney School of Public Health, and serves on the board of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.
The event featured presentations by a range of experts associated with the Poche Centre, including Professor Sandra Eades, Mr Geoffrey Angeles and Professor Andy Blinkhorn.
You can find a copy of the presentations here
Read more about the event (PDF, 0.7MB)